A city official who helped craft San Francisco’s composting and recycling programs was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by a recycling-industry association.
San Francisco Zero Waste Manager Jack Macy was named Recycler of the Year at the recent annual convention of the nonprofit California Resource Recovery Association.
More than 70 percent of the waste generated in San Francisco is recycled or turned into compost, city figures show. The City aims to stop sending waste to landfill by 2020.
Macy has done a “tremendous amount of work” creating “fabulous programs” in San Francisco that could spread across the nation, association executive director Stephen Bantillo said.
The association handed out 13 awards at its recent conference, one of which was given to State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, according to Bantillo.